Blogs

  • BEWARE THE STATUS QUO

    President Obama's proclamation of executive amnesty for illegal immigrants amounts to an outrageous power-grab and sets a dangerous trap for the GOP. Republicans can't come across as stubborn defenders of the dysfunctional status quo: even if they rolled back every detail of the new White House initiative, our broken immigration…

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  • WHEN DISCRIMINATION IS APPROPRIATE

    Islamic extremists in Kenya complain about harsh treatment from the government, even as they perpetrate horrific attacks that make such discrimination logical and necessary. In late November, militants fired on a bus with bullets and rocket propelled grenades. They then separated non-Muslim passengers and forced them to lie on the…

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  • Ivo Daalder – Rebecca Costa

    Ivo Daalder – Rebecca Costa

    Ivo H. Daalder is currently the President of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Prior to this, he was appointed United States Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary by President Barack Obama in May 2009.…

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  • The President’s Speech

    So my short form reaction was tweeted out last night: POTUS speech was a Bayeux tapestry of half truths, lies, cliches and cringe-inducing bathos. The long form, well, listen to the four hour broadcast from Thursday via The Hughniverse. A very low point in our history, and one I'll explore…

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  • PROUD TO SHOW THE WORLD CELEBRATIONS OF BUTCHERY

    Beyond the unspeakable brutality of the crime itself, the most shocking aspect of the Jerusalem synagogue massacre involved the reaction of Palestinian mobs throughout Gaza and the West Bank. Crowds surged into the street in celebration, handing out candies, setting off firecrackers, and wielding axes to honor the killers who…

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  • Excusing—and Celebrating—Savagery

    In efforts to explain the savage, senseless butchery of the Jerusalem synagogue massacre, left-leaning commentators referred to “provocation” and a so-called “cycle of violence” involving both sides. Even the president of the United States strained to sound even-handed in the face of a shameless display of Islamist barbarity. “Too many…

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  • Accommodation: The New Coercion

    By Brian Fahy & Garrett Fahy In upstate New York, Robert and Cynthia Gifford were recently fined $13,000 for refusing to host a lesbian wedding on their private farm. They were also ordered to pay restitution to the lesbian couple, who held their wedding elsewhere. In Oregon, Aaron and Melissa…

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